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Felt: New Directions for an Ancient Craft Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Pr (May 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883010179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010171
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,214,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Felt is made through a process of exposing moist wool to extremes of temperature and agitation that would shrink your favorite wool sweater to doll size. An ancient craft dating back perhaps to as early as 6000 B.C.E., felting has been rediscovered by today's fiber artists and also by hand knitters who knit oversized socks and hats and felt them to fit. First published in Swedish and translated by American felt artist Spark, this book combines an examination of the historical and cultural roots of felting with practical information on feltmaking and a showcase of imaginative items made from felt. Excellent color illustrations and a resource guide complete this generally recommended volume.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Swedish

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ruth E. W. Walker on August 17, 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you can buy only one book about felting, make it this one. It is clear, complete, and inspiring for the beginner and advanced felter. It has great pictures and explanations. Individual and group projects are photographed. Gallery photos of art felt are included. There have been many lovely, wonderful books on felting published since this one, but this is still the best. (Many, many thanks to Pat Spark for translating it into English!)
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Kate Stout on January 3, 2000
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This is the best book on felting I have seen. It combines historical information with excellent technical advise. The examples of felt projects are fun and useful. If you are going to get one book on felting, this is it!
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I enjoyed the review of the different cultures and how each approached the craft of needle felting. For someone who does this art form , the book is extremely useful
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Don't miss this book. The history, techniques and
description of everything from felting machines to
WOW projects deem this an important book.
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